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Fulkerson

Fulkerson
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17

Fulkerson
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Straw color. Aromas of gooseberry jam, passionfruit, cucumber relish, and water chestnuts with a silky, crisp, dry medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length aloe and fresh parsley and dill finish with no oak flavor. A vegetal and food-friendly sauvignon blanc

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: gooseberry jam, passionfruit, cucumber relish, and water chestnuts
Taste Flavor: aloe and fresh parsley and dill
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Herb Stuffed Whole Fish, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vegetal and food-friendly sauvignon blanc

The Producer

Fulkerson Winery

The Producer
5576 State Rte 14
Dundee, NY 14837
USA
1 607-243-7883

Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.